More ‘Moonlight’ Vampire Madness
July 18, 2008 3:42 PM
It’s not that CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler doesn’t love vampires, it’s that she loves former “Moonlight” lead actor Alex O’Loughlin more.
But CBS still stands by its decision to cancel “Moonlight.”
When asked by a critic about the vampire show with a devoted fan base, Ms. Tassler said “Everybody knows I love vampires, witches, werewolves, warlocks-I love them all.”
“I don't question the choice we made,” she said. She added that she thinks the fan outrage she's seen is mainly actor-centric, and wouldn't mind keeping "Moonlight" lead O'Loughlin in the CBS family.
Critics, especially those with an online presence, are familiar with “Moonlight.” The slightest breath of the show invites a deluge of upset fans, (Thus explaining the question from the critic.)
Critics even asked a panel for “True Blood,” a vampire series on HBO, if the premium cable network was ready for the dedicated fans that will follow the show intensely due to the subject matter.
Looking back, I don’t think the panel understood the question, as cast member Stephen Moyer replied with a cavalier “Bring ‘em on.”
Famous last words, Mr. Moyer. Famous last words.